John Anthony, Founder, President & CEO, Anthony Travel
November 27, 2012
John Anthony founded Anthony Travel in 1989, combining things he enjoys most: sports, travel, universities and entrepreneurship. 23 years later, he readily admits that this immature decision based on the personal likes of a 24 year old was smartest thing he’s ever done in business.
Anthony Travel now services the many unique travel needs of about 50 great universities across the country, including Notre Dame, Texas, North Carolina, Duke, Wisconsin, Indiana, Cal, UCLA, and yes…even USC. Anthony Travel also provides extensive sports housing and travel services to other leading sports organizations including: ESPN, Disney Sports, the US Soccer Federation, Ironman Triathlon, the New York Marathon, and the Harlem Globetrotters. Anthony Travel currently has 27 offices in 14 states and employs over 150 people.
Anthony Travel has been named North America’s Leading Travel Agency three times, as well as 15 other awards for their business growth and family friendly employment practices.
John is a 1986 graduate of Notre Dame, where he majored in Accounting and twice earned Academic All-American honors in golf. He worked as a CPA for Ernst and Young for three years prior to forming Anthony Travel.